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of utility trucks from california to the east coast. and for many in the big apple the situation is growing worse by the hour. residents are complaining that much-needed assistance is slow to arrive. nearly half of manhattan remains blacked out and temporary charging stations were set up so people can charnel up their cell phones. but as michelle miller shows us, many are still stranded inside their homes. >> reporter: in the dark and narrow staircase of lower manhattan seward park apartment complex, we heard the echo of the footsteps. >> three, four, five, six -- >> reporter: to make his way through. the 62-year-old counts every step. >> got to slow down for us, buddy. >> reporter: have to slow down for us, buddy. seward lost power monday night. since then castwell is the only lifeline to the outside world for at least seven families. he was headed to the 20th floor. >> we got a message to try and help these people, whoever they are. >> reporter: he first stopped to visit 92-year-old lily. she lives on floor 16. >> if people hadn't been helping you, would you be -- >> i feel stranded. >> s
: you won't find blastic bags at the checkout counter at bob's market in southern california. they are banned in 50 cities and counties across the state. francine shops with her own reusable bag and wants more communities to enforce similar bans. >> if they went through a garbage dump or a trash site and saw what was going on they would think twice about it. >> reporter: supporters of the ban say plastic bags crowd land fills, pollute streets and waterways and threaten marine life. where plastic is banned like here in santa monica, stores go through piles of paper bags. those also take a toll on the environment but about 50% do get recycled. that's compared to about 5% of plastic bags. but manufacturers say banning the bags is unfair. >> the amount of litter nationally that plastic bags produce is less than half of 1%. >> reporter: marine scientis is with the advocacy group heal the bay and says in los angeles plastic bags make up closer to 25%. >> litter on the streets gets washed through the storm sewer system, through our waterway systems. and plastic bags are part of that
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